Sorting through the week's new singles and songs that have surfaced online over the last seven days, Jamie Skey (@jamie_skey) presents five songs you need to hear this week...
Matching the noir tones of Silence Yourself's closing track, Savages have created a bleak, animated video to accompany their latest single Marshal Dear. Echoing the track's World War II themes - namely Field Marshal Rommel's implication in a failed plot to assassinate Hitler - the film created by the guitarist Gemma Thompson and animator Gergely Wootsch is heavily inspired by Kurt Vonnegut's sci-fi-war novel Slaughterhouse Five.
With forthcoming single All I Know, Washed Out (Ernest Greene) joins a roster of bands (including The War On Drugs, Beach Fossils, Tame Impala, Black Lips) who've featured in the Urban Outifitters Music Video Series. Directed by Daniel Kragh-Jacobsen, the filmic clip finds two hipsters discovering themselves on a road trip
Never happy merely being the bassist in his previous bands, London-based multi-instrumentalist Gavin Ellis, aka Memory Maze has gone his own way, creating The Soft Bulletin-era-style psychedelia from his makeshift east-end studio. The result is the woozy Modern Spring, which makes good on Ellis' commitment to deliver "psychedelic guitar music that would sound good on pills".
The Lawnmower Man-like effects and cosmic soundscapes combine to dazzling effect in Teeth Of The Sea's latest video for Reaper, taken from this year's Master album. Continuing the filmic influence, the band are set to perform a live remix of British director Ben Wheatley's grainy punk-horror flick, A Field In England, at this month's the Cork Film Festival (16 November).
Finland is probably the world's biggest exporter of camp-goth rock bands, just take The Rasmus and HIM. While four piece Beastmilk tone down the overt theatrical extravagance displayed by their kinsmen, there's still plenty of eye-liner streaked melodies and wind-swept melancholia on Love In A Cold World to keep the world's Point Horror fans happy (or sad).
10:05 AM | 04/11/2013
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